The Green Papers: 2022 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2022 Governor's Chairs
by State

This is a list of the current Governors' chairs, the incumbents occupying them, and the candidacy status of said incumbents. Chairs up for election in the year 2022 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 1 resignation, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2022.

  • New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic) resigned on 24 August 2021.
  • New York Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) ascended to the Governor's Chair upon Governor's Cuomo's resignation on 24 August 2021.

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California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Gavin Newsom
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
on General Election ballot
  Elected Democratic 6,354,770 59.30% Governor  Gavin Newsom
  Candidate Republican 4,361,879 40.70% state Senator  Brian Dahle
Total 10,716,649 100.00%  

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 1,468,463 58.53% Governor  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
  Candidate Republican 983,031 39.18% University of Colorado Regent  Heidi Ganahl
for Lieutenant Governor: Danny Moore
  Candidate Libertarian 28,939 1.15% Kevin Ruskusky
for Lieutenant Governor: Michele Poague
  Candidate American Constitution 21,623 0.86% Danielle Neuschwanger
for Lieutenant Governor: Darryl Gibbs
  Candidate Unity 6,687 0.27% Paul Noël Fiorino
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Munhos De Aquino Sirianni
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Zachary Varon
for Lieutenant Governor: Sean Hoyt
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Paul Willmon
for Lieutenant Governor: Kathren May
Total 2,508,743 100.00%  

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Elected Democratic; Griebel Frank for CT; Working Families 709,147 55.93% Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
  Candidate Republican 546,209 43.08% Robert V. "Bob" Stefanowski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Laura Devlin
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut 12,400 0.98% Robert B. "Bob" Hotaling
for Lieutenant Governor: former Chairman of the Glastonbury Town Council Stewart "Chip" Beckett
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 98 0.01% Michelle Louise Bicking
for Lieutenant Governor: Cassandra "Cass" Martineau
Total 1,267,854 100.00%  

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 261,025 62.24% Lieutenant Governor  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sylvia Luke
  Candidate Republican 152,237 36.30% former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona
for Lieutenant Governor: Seaula Tupa'i, Jr.
  Candidate Scattering 5,522 1.32% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 579 0.14% Over Votes
Total 419,363 100.00%  

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  J.B. Pritzker
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 2,202,378 54.59% Governor  J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton
  Candidate Republican 1,719,377 42.62% state Senator  Darren Bailey
for Lieutenant Governor: Stephanie Trussell
  Candidate Libertarian 112,352 2.79% Scott Schluter
for Lieutenant Governor: John Phillips
Total 4,034,107 100.00%  

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Laura Kelly
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 492,209 49.49% Governor  Laura Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor David Toland
  Candidate Republican 471,323 47.39% Attorney General  Derek Schmidt
for Lieutenant Governor: Katie Sawyer
Derek Schmidt was first elected Attorney General: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
  Candidate Independent 20,057 2.02% state Senator  Dennis Pyle
for Lieutenant Governor: Kathleen E. Garrison
Dennis Pyle was formerly a Republican
  Candidate Libertarian 10,888 1.09% Seth Cordell
for Lieutenant Governor: Evan Laudick-Gains
Total 994,477 100.00%  

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Janet T. Mills
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 372,882 55.37% Governor  Janet T. Mills
  Candidate Republican 286,971 42.61% former Governor Paul R. LePage
First elected Governor: 2010; re-elected: 2014. At term limit in 2018.
  Candidate Independent Unenrolled 13,603 2.02% Sam Hunkler
Independent Unenrolled
Total 673,456 100.00%  

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 2,422,650 54.47% Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Garlin D. Gilchrist, II
  Candidate Republican 1,954,332 43.94% Tudor M. Dixon
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Shane Hernandez
  Candidate Libertarian 38,764 0.87% Mary Buzuma
for Lieutenant Governor: Brian Ellison
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers; (Republican) 16,247 0.37% Donna Brandenburg
for Lieutenant Governor: Mellissa Carone
Donna Brandenburg was previously removed as a Republican due to insufficient petition signatures.
  Candidate Green 10,772 0.24% Kevin Hogan Graves
for Lieutenant Governor: Destiny Clayton
aka Kevin Hogan
  Candidate Natural Law 4,954 0.11% Daryl M. Simpson
for Lieutenant Governor: Doug Dern
Total 4,447,719 100.00%  

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 1,312,313 52.27% Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
  Candidate Republican 1,119,906 44.61% former state Senator Scott Jensen
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Birk
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now 29,346 1.17% James Aaron McCaskel
for Lieutenant Governor: David Sandbeck
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis 22,598 0.90% Steve Patterson
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Huff
  Candidate Independence-Alliance 18,156 0.72% Hugh McTavish
for Lieutenant Governor: Mike Winter
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 7,240 0.29% Gabrielle M. Prosser
for Lieutenant Governor: Kevin A. Dwire
  Candidate Scattering 1,026 0.04% WRITE-IN
Total 2,510,585 100.00%  

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Republican 497,377 48.81% Clark County Sheriff  Joseph "Joe" Lombardo
  Candidate Democratic 481,991 47.30% Governor  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
  Candidate Libertarian 14,919 1.46% Brandon Davis
  Candidate None of these candidates 14,866 1.46% None of These Candidates
  Candidate Independent American 9,918 0.97% Ed Bridges
Total 1,019,071 100.00%  

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 370,163 51.97% Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
for Lieutenant Governor: Howie C. Morales
  Candidate Republican 324,699 45.59% Mark V. Ronchetti
for Lieutenant Governor: Ant L. Thornton
  Candidate Libertarian 17,384 2.44% Karen Evette Bedonie
for Lieutenant Governor: Efren Gallardo, Jr.
Total 712,246 100.00%  

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
Ascended to the Governor's Chair: 24 August 2021 [re: resignation of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic)]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 3,034,801 52.43% Governor  Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado

12 August 2021: Declared she will run for re-election.
  Candidate Republican; Conservative 2,705,908 46.74% Member of Congress  Lee Michael Zeldin
for Lieutenant Governor: Alison Esposito
Alison Esposito for Lieutenant Governor.
8 April 2021: Announced his candidacy for Governor.
Member of Congress District 1.
18 September 2021: Announced that he is being treated for early chronic myeloid leukemia and is in remission.
2 March 2022: Only Republican candidate to receive enough votes at the state Convention to qualify for the primary. Other candidates must petition to obtain ballot access.
28 June 2022: Won the Conservative Primary
  Candidate Scattering 35,509 0.61% Blank
  Candidate Scattering 9,664 0.17% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 2,920 0.05% Void
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Howie Hawkins
for Lieutenant Governor: Gloria Mattera
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Larry Sharpe
for Lieutenant Governor: Andrew Hollister
 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic) who was first elected in 2010, and re-elected in 2014 and 2018, resigned on 24 August 2021. On 10 August 2021, he announced, "Given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing. My resignation will be effective in 14 days. The independent investigation has concluded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so, violated federal and state law."
Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) will ascend to the Governor's Chair upon Governor's Cuomo's resignation.
24 August 2021: Andrew M. Cuomo resigned.
Total 5,788,802 100.00%  

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Kate Brown
Ascended to the Governor's chair 18 February 2015 re: resignation of John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic); first elected in a Special Election: 2016; re-elected 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 910,772 47.01% former state Representative Tina Kotek
21 January 2022: Resigning from the state Legislature to focus on her campaign.
  Candidate Republican 842,648 43.50% former state Representative Christine Drazan
31 January 2022: Resigned from state House of Representatives.
  Candidate Non Affiliated 167,095 8.63% former state Senator Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson
Democratic state Senator (Scappoose)
  Candidate Constitution 7,915 0.41% Donice Noelle Smith
  Candidate Libertarian 6,764 0.35% R. Leon Noble
  Candidate Scattering 2,097 0.11% Write-in
Total 1,937,291 100.00%  

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 2,996,882 56.31% Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
Running mate: state Representative Austin Davis
  Candidate Republican 2,229,532 41.89% state Senator  Douglas V. "Doug" Mastriano
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Carrie Lewis DelRosso
  Candidate Libertarian 51,214 0.96% Jonathan Matthew Hackenburg
for Lieutenant Governor: Timothy D. "Tim" McMaster
  Candidate Green 24,138 0.45% Christina "PK" DiGiulio
for Lieutenant Governor: Cherry Valley Borough Mayor Michael Bagdes-Canning
  Candidate Keystone 20,346 0.38% Joseph P. "Joe" Soloski
for Lieutenant Governor: Nichole M. Shultz
Total 5,322,112 100.00%  

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
2 March 2021: Ascended to the office of Governor [re: Governor Gina Raimondo confirmed as Secretary of Commerce in the Biden Administration]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 207,166 57.92% Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
  Candidate Republican 139,001 38.86% Ashley Marie Kalus
aka Ashley Weinzweig
  Candidate Independent 4,512 1.26% Zachary Baker "Zach" Hurwitz
  Candidate Independent 3,123 0.87% Paul A. Rianna, Jr.
  Candidate Libertarian 2,811 0.79% Elijah Jon Gizzarelli
23 August 2022: Libertarian Party of Rhode Island reports that ballot access was granted after disqualified signatures were reconciled.
25 July 2022: Challenge Denial of Ballot Placement
  Candidate Scattering 1,057 0.30% Write-in
  
Governor Gina Marie Raimondo (Democratic), who was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, was nominated on 7 January 2021 to be Secretary of Commerce in Biden Administration. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 84-15, on 2 March 2021.
2 March 2021: Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. "Dan" McKee ascends to the Governor's Chair and sworn.
Total 357,670 100.00%  

Wisconsin  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 1,360,430 51.20% Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sara Russell Rodriguez
  Candidate Republican 1,269,483 47.78% Tim Michels
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Roger Roth
10 June 2022: The Wisconsin Elections Commission rejected the challenge and kept Tim Michels on the primary ballot.
6 June 2022: Petitions challenged.
  Candidate Independent 27,055 1.02% Joan Ellis Beglinger
Withdrew. No running mate. Remains on the ballot.
Total 2,656,968 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  American Constitution
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
  U.S. Taxpayers
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity
  Americans Coming Together Party
  Conservative
  Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Griebel Frank for CT
  Independence-Alliance
  Independent American
  Independent Greens
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Keystone
  Legal Marijuana Now
  Natural Law
  Progressive
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  Independent Unenrolled
  No Party Affiliation
  Non Affiliated
  None
  Nonpartisan
  Unaffiliated
  Working Class
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Scattering
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

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"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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